Treatment Center Setting
- Beach Community
Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse Philosophy
Our addiction treatment philosophy centers around offering evidence-based, individualized treatment solutions for individuals and families struggling with drug and alcohol addiction as well as co-occurring disorders. With an individualized approach to addiction treatment and a comprehensive continuum of care, we heal patients and their families from a life of active addiction and alcoholism to a life of hope and healing.
We deliver comprehensive addiction treatment services in a safe and comfortable environment. Our addiction treatment services include drug and alcohol detoxification, individual and group therapy, family counseling services for both patient and family, case management, life skills training, 12 Step education, psychiatric care, individualized aftercare planning, and recovery resources designed to support patients for life. With evidence-based treatment practices at each one of our neighborhood-based locations, we offer each patient and their family the highest quality addiction treatment services and an opportunity to heal, regain hope, rebuild and recover – for life
Areas of Specialization
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
The accommodations here are fantastic, honestly what they have done here is incredible.
All of the staff are genuinely here for the patients. Everyone thoroughly enjoys what they do and it shows. These people are like angels.
From the minute you walk through the door you feel loved and cared for in a sincere and true way. The staff is genuinely here to help the patients.
The staff makes you feel very safe. Everybody makes it like a family in here
They make you feel like you are living in a resort but getting great treatment as far as the groups, counselors, and everybody.
Meet the Staff
Michael DeShields, MD
Dr. DeShields is a well-regarded leader in the field of addiction medicine. Besides his position as Lighthouse’s medical director, Dr. DeShields serves as the president of the American Society of Addictions Medicine (ASAM), New Jersey chapter, and as a consultant for the organization. In his role as consultant, Dr. DeShields mentors physicians new to the process of Suboxone detoxification, one of the latest medications for opiate detoxification. He has a private practice in addiction medicine in Camden County, N.J., and serves as the medical director of Camden County Health Services. Dr. DeShields is board certified in internal medicine and in addictions by ASAM. He is a graduate of Temple University’s School of Medicine and a part-time associate professor of medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey.
David Dorschu, MS, has over fifteen years of experience in the substance abuse field, serving in various leadership positions, including Clinical Director, Risk Management Director, QA Director, Outpatient Program Director, and currently as CEO of our substance abuse center at Lighthouse located in Mays Landing, NJ. David has utilized these various leadership roles to form a treatment philosophy based on the latest, empirically supported researc
Director of Nursing
Director of Outpatient
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ABOUT RECOVERY CENTERS OF AMERICA AT LIGHTHOUSE
Located in the scenic community of Mays Landing, just inland from New Jersey's southern shore, Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse (RCA Lighthouse) provides residential and outpatient treatment for individuals struggling with problematic substance use and dual diagnosis.
RCA operates a total of five residential treatment centers, in Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, plus several outpatient centers in the region.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The treatment ethos at Recovery Centers of America is built around the 12-Steps, supplemented by counseling and evidence-based treatments.
On the residential program, clients participate in individual and group therapy that uses such evidence-based methods as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and motivational enhancement therapy. Residents also receive educational sessions on the nature of addiction and recovery, relapse prevention training, and leadership training sessions. Weekly family meetings are held for loved ones and include educational workshops and multi-family group therapy.
Outpatient options include a partial hospitalization program (PHP), which consists of approximately 25 hours of treatment a week, and an intensive outpatient program, (IOP) that meets three days a week for three hours at a time.
An alumni program offers education, support, and access to community events.
The treatment team includes master's level clinicians and a licensed addiction counselor. The five individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the staff's level of training and experience gave it an average rating of four stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility’s website advertises farm-to-table food prepared by a professional chef, chauffeur services, a TV in each room, and basketball and volleyball courts. Pictures published on the center’s website show full-sized beds in bright, airy rooms, and some outdoor space. Yoga is also offered as an integral part of treatment. The six individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center's cleanliness gave it a 3.5-star average rating.
In March 2016, Business Wire reported that the facility had undergone extensive renovations following its purchase by Recovery Centers of America. The remodel reportedly included new furniture, upgraded technology, and more gourmet dining options.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the nine reviews submitted to Rehabs.com to date, six were positive, one mixed, and two negative. All four of the alumni polled on the facility's holistic offerings gave them mediocre-to-poor ratings of two and three stars. Meanwhile, the two alumni polled on the center's family participation gave it a one-star rating and a three-star rating.
Three of the nine alumni polled complained of inadequate programming at the facility. "In conclustion this place is a nice place but there is no real therapy here and the groups are not run by people who are quailifed to provide any therapy no have the knowledge of any of the latest advances in addiction science," A.F. wrote in a particularly descriptive review, while P.L. described the facility as "more of a detox center" than a residential treatment program. One reviewer also complained of an excessive emphasis on the 12-Steps and an unadvertised religious component to treatment.
However, the positive reviews outnumbered the negative. These reviewers tended to offer general praise, noting that they had learned a lot and that RCA Lighthouse had helped them to achieve sobriety. "The treatment is great and I have learned a lot about my situation and my counselors were very helpful, Great people and Program!" C.B. wrote in a representative review.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Of the five reviews submitted to Rehabs.com to date, two were positive, two negative, and one mixed. The four loved ones polled on the facility's offerings in a variety of treatment metrics gave it average ratings of 2.5 stars and three stars respectively for its family participation and its counseling options.
Two reviewers cited a lack of follow-up and aftercare, and two echoed alumni by complaining of inadequate services during their loved one's residential stay. "There was no follow-up at all from The Lighthouse," Gail wrote in one representative review; "Very poor treatments. Granddaughter spent time there and hated it," an anonymous reviewer added. However, two reviewers disagreed entirely, noting that treatment had been effective for their loved ones. "This rehab did wonders for my daughter. If it wasn't for her two counselors, I don't think my daughter would be alive," D.C. wrote in a particularly glowing review.
According to its website, RCA Lighthouse accepts most private insurance plans and offers some financing options, though the details of these are not specified at the time of this writing. The five individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center's affordability gave it an average rating of 3.6 stars.
Published on February 2018
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